Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Botox Cosmetic Injections can help to prevent the permanent etching of lines into the face from constant muscle contraction.
Botox Cosmetic Injections offer a non-surgical alternative for reducing frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. They are also used to relax certain muscles and create an eyebrow lift, reduce a gummy smile and stop the downward pull of muscles on mouth and neck. They work after 7-14 days and last for 3-4 months.
Botox injections can help reduce sweating when injected into the underarms or palms, reduce migraine headaches, reduce teeth grinding and reduce jaw (TMJ) pain..
Using Botox for non-surgical jawline contouring with different techniques works on the masseter (chewing) muscle to slim the jawline. Improvement in the jawline becomes apparent up to 6 weeks after a session and results may last from 4-6 months, although in some instances it can even last up to a full year.